RE: Hello Help

From: Paul Finelt - Optimum Online (
Date: Thu Mar 08 2001 - 06:56:26 EET

Did you try to get info at ?

I'd love to hear how you're going to go about taking the coordinate and
crystal info and translate it into a sculpture Michael. You will definitely
need someone with programming background.

See if you can find a public domain viewing program that can render these
buggers. If they can render one of these you can get them to output the
triangles and thus an STL file.

Right guys?

-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2001 5:06 PM
Subject: Hello Help

Hi Rapid Prototypers.

I've got an interesting problem. I'm trying to convert a scientific file
type *.pdb or others (MMDB ASN.1) into a machineable file format. I am
pretty confident that pdb files are three dimensional. Most of these
files are not designed to be manufactured though I am pretty sure they
contain at least surface data.

pdb stands for protein data bank. You guessed it, I'm trying to machine
or prototype proteins.

1. does any one have a clue about how to go about this?
2. hire a programmer?
3. anyone been done this road before?

any help is much apprecaited

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